“Have fun, do business in India”, by Maarten van der Schaaf

What’s the best strategy to have commercial success in India? Have fun, understand the culture, take a top-down approach and focus on micro-communities. That and many more interesting thoughts and ideas were shared at the 9th Netherlands India Business Meet (NIBM) in Amstelveen last Tuesday.   Over 200 attendants The event, this year moderated by […]

NIBM 2014 “Commercial Championship Strategies for India” 21 October 2014

Program 10.30 hrs Economic Mission Delegates Program 13.30 hrs Registration 14.00 hrs Opening session of the 9th NIBM by Mr. Jan Hommen, Chairman, KPMG Netherlands 14.10 hrs Key note by Mr. Marten van den Berg, Deputy Director General Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 14.20 hrs Key note by H.E. Mr. Rajesh Nandan Prasad, Ambassador of India to The […]

Indian Oil & Gas Industry Analysis

India is the fourth-largest energy consumer (2013) in the world. Oil and gas account for 37 per cent of total energy consumption. Oil consumption is estimated to reach four million barrels per day (MBPD) by FY16, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 per cent during FY08-16F. By 2025, India is expected […]

Indian Steel Industry Analysis

India is expected to become the second-largest steel producer in the world by 2016. Easy availability of low-cost manpower and presence of abundant iron ore reserves make India competitive in the global setup.   Steel production in India has increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9 per cent over FY09-14 to reach […]

Indian Power Industry Analysis

With a production of 1,052 terra watt hour (TWh), India is the fourth-largest producer and fourth-largest consumer of electricity in the world. It also has fifth-largest installed capacity in the world.   Electricity production in India (excluding captive generation) stood at 967 TWh during FY14. The production expanded at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) […]

Indian Agriculture Industry Analysis

At 157.35 million hectares, India holds the second largest agricultural land globally. All the 15 major climates are found in India and the country also possess 45 of the 60 soil types in the world. India is the largest producer of pulses, milk, tea, cashew and jute, and the second largest producer of wheat, rice, […]

Indian Innovation and Patent Industry Analysis

India stood sixth in terms of the most ‘innovative’ country in General Electric’s Annual Global Innovation Barometer in January 2013. It was the eight-largest country in terms of research and development (R&D) investments in 2013, accounting for 2.7 per cent of global R&D expenditure and which is expected to increase to US$ 44 million by […]

Indian IT and ITes Industry Analysis

India is the world’s largest sourcing destination, accounting for approximately 52 per cent of the US$ 124-130 billion market. The country’s cost competitiveness in providing IT services, which is approximately 3-4 times cheaper than the US continues to be its unique selling proposition (USP) in the global sourcing market.   The IT-business process management (BPM) […]